Dead WretchedDead Wretched

Formed: Birmingham, West Midlands, England, Europe, UK

Band Bio / Discography

UK82 punk which existed between 1979 and 1983. They were popular and would have been more so had they ever got around to making an LP. Instead, their vinyl legacy at the time extended to a pair of shouty EPs on local label Inferno, and a television appearance on "Setting Out', a national TV documentary.


Lineup 1 (Taff Nasty & The Stomach Aches):

Stephen 'Ricey' Rice - vocals
Paul 'Bazz' Harding - guitar
John Herman Hoffman - bass
'Dirty Des' Phillips (aka 'New Rose Des') - drums

Lineup 2 (first as The Wretched, then Dead Wretched):

Bill Idiot (real name: Stephen Carroll) - vocals
Paul 'Bazz' Harding - guitar
Mick Coyle (aka Mik Doyle) - bass
'Dirty Des' Phillips (aka 'New Rose Des') - drums

Bazz Harding - guitar
Dirty Des - drums



Subsequent studio albums:

Singles & Albums

Dead Wretched - No Hope For Anyone E.PNo Hope For Anyone E.P (7", 1982)

Dead Wretched - Convicted / InfiltratorConvicted / Infiltrator (7", 1982)

Extraneous Releases

Dead Wretched - Singles & 82 Practice Singles & 82 Practice (Tape, 1982)

Dead Wretched - Time To DieTime To Die (CDR, 2005)

Dead Wretched - No Hope For YouNo Hope For You (LP, 2019)

Various Artists

Your Daily Dose Of Misery UK Tape 1983 (Cinal Furtain): Blaze / You're No Exception / For The Innocent / Nothing To Lose

The Bright Side Of Oi! - Oi Classics Vol. I Germany LP 1994 (Street Kid's): No Hope For Anyone

Punk Territory Vol. 2 - G.B. 1979-82 Italy CD 1994 (Anthology): No Hope For Anyone

25 Years Of Birmingham Punk Rock (Volume One) UK CD 2003 (Punk Shit): No Hope For Anyone



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